Navigating the River

September 29, 2021

Upcoming School Events

Sept 1-30: Food Drive for The Place Continues. See below for more info.

Sept. 29: Family Connect Night (Spend some quality family time together)

Oct. 4-8 Custodian Appreciation

Oct. 6: Picture Day

Oct. 6: Culver's Spirit Night 5-8pm (Johns Creek)

Oct. 7: 6th Grade Band Concert

Oct. 8: PBIS Reward Day

Oct. 11: Chorus Concert at John's Creek United Methodist Church

Oct. 12: Football vs. South Middle at SFHS

Oct. 16: Electronic Recycling 10am - 1pm (Grand Cascades Subdivision)

Oct. 18-21: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Oct. 20-21: Early Release Days

Oct. 20: Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 22: Professional Development Day (Student Holiday)

Curriculum Night 2021

Hello Panther Families!


Below you will find the link to the the 2021 Virtual Curriculum. It is best viewed in "presentation" mode. In this presentation you will find the links to videos produced by the Grade Level Content and Connections Teams to share Information about their classes this year. If you still have questions, please use the link in the presentation to ask and we will get back to you with answers.


In addition, take a few minutes to watch the PTSO Fall Meeting so you can stay informed about all of the ways the PTSO supports the RMS Community.


2021 Curriculum Night Presentation


We hope you find this helpful as we complete the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

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We would like to thank our PTSO for organizing the awesome sign, sponsored by Celebration Yard Cards, that is posted on our front lawn. We know that we have an amazing, dedicated staff but it is always nice to see and hear. Thank you!!

Picture Day is Coming!

Fall picture day for all students will be October 6th. These pictures will be featured in our yearbook. Virtual students will receive an email with times to come for photos.


You can pre-order pictures online at mylifetouch.com using the code EVT6HVF4K.

Custodians & Bus Driver Appreciation

During the month of October we (teachers & students) will be recognizing our Custodial Staff and Bus Drivers. We have created a Signup Genius with a list of items to spoil them and spread the “panther” love. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated!


If you have other ideas or questions, contact Kelle Russo; krusso81@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

PBIS Reward Day

Friday, October 8th will be our quarterly PBIS reward day. Students can bring money for KONA ICE and Concession offered by the PTSO. Reward times will be done, by grade level, that afternoon.
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PE Uniforms

Yay! Our PE uniforms have finally arrived. PE coaches will distribute uniforms by Wednesday, October 6th. Thank you for your patience and support!

Clubs Update

Check out additional clubs on our website HERE.


Academic Bowl

Academic bowl is a competitive, academic club for which players attend weekly practices and then represent Riverwatch at competitions against other schools. Topics include science, history, literature, math, art, current events, sports, etc.

Academic bowl is open to 7th and 8th grade students and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays during Flextime. Interested students can sign up in Flextime Manager for the interest meeting on 9/30 and tryouts on 10/5 and 10/7.

For more information, see Ms. Hicks in room 362.


The River Gives Back...A Volunteer Club

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are welcome to help serve others in our school and local community. Click HERE to sign up.

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Panther Pit Stop - School Store

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Hoodies are back in stock and can be purchased at the Panther Pit Stop or on My Payments Plus. All hoodies are $35. Come check out all our merch at the store.

Your Input Matters!

Questions? Just ask!

At RMS, we strive to provide everything our students and families need to be successful. It is important to us that you are always able to quickly find an answer to any questions you may have. We will either reach out to you to provide an answer, or the answer may appear in the newsletter the following week, whichever is most appropriate. Please enter your questions HERE

COVID-19 Reporting Info

We encourage you to review that COVID procedures and information using this link. Please know that these processes do sometimes change in response to new information, but this is a reliable site to use.


  • If your child is showing symptoms, please do not send them to school.
  • Please communicate the status of your child, including First and Last name, to:


Nurse: Kim Varner; kvarner@forsyth.k12.ga.us AND

Attendance secretary: Kelle Russo; krusso81@forsyth.k12.ga.us.


Communication is important to ensure that our records are updated and that the teachers are aware of your student's attendance.

PTSO Upcoming Events

Ongoing - Requesting donations and volunteers for Teacher Surprise & Delight, PBIS Concession Stand, and more. Click HERE to help out.

October 6 - Culver's Spirit Night 5-8pm (Johns Creek)

October 16 - Electronic Recycling 10am - 1pm (Grand Cascades Subdivision)
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Volunteer help is needed at Culver's to help ensure a smooth and efficient dining experience. Please sign up HERE if you can help. Thank you in advance!

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Join us on social media....

You can find us on facebook by clicking HERE. Our twitter account is @RiverwatchMS.
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